Sculpey Souffle New 2016 Colors My Thoughts

New Sculpey Souffle 2016 Colors - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #742: There are four new beautiful Souffle colors from Polyform this year… Mocha, Guava, Cinnamon and Sage.

In today’s video, I’m going to talk about the new 2016 colors recently added to the Sculpey Souffle product line.

First I’ll show you the colors… then explain the qualities of Souffle clay… the color shifts when baking… how the colors fit into the existing color line… and my own personal thoughts on what Souffle colors I would like to see added in the future.

This video is kind of long, but there is a lot of good information, so I suggest you watch it from beginning to end.

In a nutshell…

I love the qualities of Souffle clay. It has a lovely micro suede type matte finish… has beautiful earthy colors… is a high quality all purpose clay that is compatible with Premo Sculpey and bakes at the same temperature.

The 4 new colors are Mocha, Guava, Cinnamon and Sage.

Mocha is a soft Blue based pastel Brown that sits between the Latte and Cowboy on the color chart. When baked, the mocha darkens very slightly.

Guava is a light pink Coral that is a half shade between So 80’s and Mai Tai. It shifts from the more Pink color that it is raw, to a slightly darker and more Coral color when baked.

Cinnamon is a dark rusty Orange that is pretty much just a darker version of Pumpkin. When baked, the color shift is little to none.

And Sage is a dusty, Gray Blue Green in a medium value quite similar to Pesto. When baked, it darkens so slightly that I really wouldn’t consider it a shift at all.

Although I really like the new colors, I feel that a couple of them were really too similar to what was already in the existing color line, and I would have chosen different colors first.

The next colors I would like to see added to the line are a true Blue… something darker, in the range of Ultramarine Blue that can be lightened with White. I’d also like to see another paler Yellow added, as well as few light shades of Purple… perhaps a Lilac or Violet. Also a bright yellow based Red, similar to a Cadmium Red would be wonderful to punch up the color line a bit and bring in a little more contrast.

All in all, I like it that Polyform is investing in the Souffle color line. In fact, just behind Premo, Souffle has become my second favorite clay line to work with.

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  1. Marie Lilley, 11 July, 2016

    Thanks for the review of the new souffle colours these are quite lovely, but yes I agree with you about the yellows etc., Do they limit the number of new colours each year?

  2. Cindy Lietz, 11 July, 2016

    I don’t think there is any set rules as to what they release. Sometimes they release a lot of new stuff, sometimes just a little and sometimes nothing at all.I can’t say I have ever seen a pattern to what and how much they bring out.

  3. Dawn B, 11 July, 2016

    I’m really looking forward to playing around with the souffle clays. Just curious though, how similar is this product to the Studio by Sculpey line? Seems like they also had a suede-like look to them.

    Thanks for the review Cindy!

  4. Cindy Lietz, 12 July, 2016

    If you want my honest opinion… I think it is the identical (minus the Phthalates) and different colors. I have compared them side by side and saw no difference. I do not have confirmation from Polyform on that though, so it is only a guess.

  5. Anna Sabina, 11 July, 2016

    I agree with your comments about the colors being so similar. What about something more like Colbalt? Remeber th e outrage when they got ridog the Premo CoI wonder if they mix a bit of Ultra Lite into the recipes. I heard Souffle is Studio recipe in new colors and repackaged.

  6. Cindy Lietz, 12 July, 2016

    I am thinking it may be more an issue with the pigment costs or availability. To me it looks like they just mixed up some of the colors they had on hand and made new recipes… the lack of purples is what is making me think that. If you ever buy oil paints or high end acrylics you will see that purple is always more expensive than the other colors. Must be a harder pigment to collect/reproduce than some of the others. As far as it being a mix of Ultralight and Premo, that could very well be. If that is what they did to make the Studio by Sculpey line, then that is probably what they did here… especially since I think the Studio clay and the Souffle are the same (minus the Phthalates of course).

  7. Dixie Ann, 13 July, 2016

    Hi Cindy, where did the search feature go? I can’t find it anywhere. Have I missed something here? Please advise.

  8. Doug Lietz, 13 July, 2016

    It was a bug… finally figure out what was causing the issue… all fixed now :)

  9. Dixie Ann, 14 July, 2016

    Thanks Doug, does the search engine cover topics video taped in the Studio Cam videos?

  10. Doug Lietz, 15 July, 2016

    Not at this time Dixie Ann… but when the new site launches, I am working on adding that.

  11. Lynn Campbell Behnke, 15 July, 2016

    What do you think about Pebeo Paints? I’d be interested in a review. I’ve been watching the British Jewellry Maker and their comments about Souffle were so different: no good for caning, too soft to sand, etc. Glad you were here to set me straight.

  12. Cindy Lietz, 16 July, 2016

    Hi Lynn, I have tested the Pebeo Fantasy paints and they work quite nicely. Here is the video on that…
    Testing Pebeo Fantasy Paints On Souffle Polymer Clay

    As far as using Souffle for caning… it is a little soft when fresh, so I can see how some people may say it is not good for caning, but I have made some great canes with it. If you find that the Souffle clay is too soft, you can always leach it out. And about it being too soft to sand, that doesn’t make any sense… unless they were trying to sand it raw… LOL

  13. Doreen Neilley, 17 July, 2016

    When you mentioned about using Souffle with Premo in canes, and the difference in the way they sand and buff, does that mean that you could make a cane slice that would buff up shiny where the Premo product is and be slightly suede looking where the Souffle is? That could be VERY interesting.

  14. Cindy Lietz, 19 July, 2016

    Yes I think you could get some very interesting results with doing just that! Would be cool to see if you could see a big difference, even if you used the same color. Like Using Black Premo and Poppy Seed (Black) Souffle. I would go try it right now if I weren’t so busy. Why don’t you try it Doreen and let us know how it worked?

  15. Marion Rayner, 17 July, 2016

    Hi Cindy

    Many thanks for the take on Souffle clay. I need a non-sticky clay for a project I have in mind, would Souffle be suitable for this?
    Thanks – Marion

  16. Cindy Lietz, 19 July, 2016

    This clay is interesting Marion… when it is super fresh it is pretty sticky but when it has firmed up a bit it isn’t very sticky at all. I would suggestion you get some and try it for your technique. If it is too fresh, leach it out a bit and it should work perfectly.

  17. Marion Rayner, 20 July, 2016

    Thanks Cindy. I’ll do that and let you know.

  18. Chris Totty, 16 January, 2020

    I made a shawl pin using Soufflé Clay and Sutton Slice technique.
    Not only my my beautiful blue Souffle glued to the rubber but it burned completely on top of the brown Sculpey Accent.
    Can you help me?
    Thanks in advance

  19. Cindy Lietz, 24 January, 2020

    Hi Chris, when you say the Souffle “glued to the rubber” are you saying it got stuck inside your rubber stamp? Also, with the burnt clay… how did you bake it? It sounds like you didn’t tent it and that the oven temp was too high. Souffle bakes at the same temp as Premo, so it should have been fine.

  20. Chris Totty, 27 January, 2020

    Hi Cindy, thanks for your response. I am new to polymer clay and I am loving your videos!
    When I say Souffle glued to the rubber stamp I meant it felt like it. I tried 3 times – the first one like I saw in your video and it got stuck badly. I had to use a toothpick and a toothbrush with soapy water to clean the rubber stamp. The second time I tried to brush some cornstarch on the rubber but again, the same dreadful result. The third time I sprayed it with water – this time some parts came off, some remained stuck to it. I decided to bake it anyway.
    My oven temperature was right (I checked with the thermometer) but I did not tent it. So the beautiful blue Souffle on top of the brown premo turned brown too. I will tent my next piece but I’m still lost at how to get the Souffle to release from the rubber stamp.
    Again, thank you so much for your help.
    Your fan

  21. Cindy Lietz, 27 January, 2020

    Hi Chris, yeah is sounds like your piece scorched. :( The tenting should help, but you may also want to watch some of my other baking videos as well, to make sure you’re controlling any hot spots that might be happening in your oven.

    In regard to the Souffle sticking to the rubber, it might not be the clay sticking in the stamp that is the actual problem. I might be that the base clay (Premo) and the clay in the stamp (Souffle) might not be sticking well enough to each other, so that the clay isn’t being pulled out of the stamp.

    Try adding cornstarch to the Souffle before putting into the stamp to keep it from sticking and then cleaning the back of the Souffle with a little rubbing alcohol on a paper towel after you trim it with your blade. Or you could try rubbing a little Sculpey Clay Softener to the back of the Souffle to make it more sticky.

    You may need to play around a bit more, to get a successful Sutton Slice piece, but you’re moving in the right direction!

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